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Ifans' mum quizzes him on roles

Rhys Ifans has admitted his mum grills him every time he signs up for a new part.

The Notting Hill star is about to take on one of his most sensitive roles to date in Sky Arts' Gifted.

But he said his mum always has lots of questions whenever he accepts a new job.

"My mum says, 'Are you naked? Are you swearing? Are you having sex?'," he laughed. "So she's going to be over the moon with this one!"

Rhys, whose girlfriend is Anna Friel, said of his new drama: "I read it and just went, 'Oh, God bless'.

"I thought, 'What a beautiful story.' I hate watching anything I'm in but it moved me to tears."

:: Gifted is on Sky Arts on Thursday, June 13.

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